No. 12 Dayton 73, Saint Joseph’s 66
Andrea Hoover scored 19 points and Samantha MacKay added 18
points and seven assists as No. 12 Dayton wrapped up its first
Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season title by beating Saint
Joseph’s 73-66 Sunday.
The Flyers (26-1, 14-0) set a record for victories since moving
to Division I in the 1985-86 season. Both teams advanced to
Saturday’s Atlantic 10 tournament quarterfinals, where Saint
Joseph’s (20-8, 11-3) will be the host and fourth seed.
A 16-4 run in the final 6 minutes of the first half gave Dayton
a 37-25 halftime lead. Kelley Austria hit two 3-pointers during
The Flyers led by as many as 18 points in the second half. Erin
Shields and Natasha Cloud led a Saint Joseph’s rally that cut it to
four, but MacKay secured the win with four free throws in the final
Shields scored 28 points and Cloud 17 for the Hawks.